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Trump and Clinton Couldn't Respond More Differently to Shooting

Trump and Clinton Couldn't Respond More Differently to Shooting

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Donald Trump called on President Obama to resign. 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to respond to the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., in starkly contrasting ways.

Trump asked the public to congratulate him "for being right on radical Islamic terrorism," whereas Clinton wanted to reassure the LGBT community that it has her support.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee used his favorite social media platform Sunday to call out President Obama for not mentioning the words "radical Islamic terrorism" in his speech on the Orlando mass shooting. "If he doesn't, he should immediately resign in disgrace!" tweeted the Donald.

Fifty people were killed and another 53 were wounded at an LGBT club in Orlando when a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning. Reports say this is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; he died in a shootout with police.

"What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning," Trump said. "Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough." Trump is known for making Islamophobic statements, having controversially called last December for a ban on Muslims entering to the U.S.

Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, also responded to the news on Twitter, saying, "Woke up to hear the devastating news from FL. As we wait for more information, my thoughts are with those affected by this horrific act. -H."

Hours later, she released a full statement, calling herself an ally of the LGBT community. "'To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them.' --Hillary," tweeted the Democratic presidential candidate.

At a news conference Sunday, President Obama called the mass shootings "an act of terror and an act of hate."

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